The count down for Christmas is ON! This is also the busiest time of the year for travel. Certainly the most expensive, we all know that! Wherever you are in the world, living in another country or travelling, whether it is a country that celebrates Christmas or not, If you are in a touristy area, you will probably find people happy to say Merry Christmas. We all know that language is the one barrier that helps or hinders travel - so why not learn how to say Merry Christmas in another language and get to impress a local. Here is how to say Merry Christmas in some of the most travel countries in the world. Oh and if you are looking for some travel-related gift ideas, here is our travel-themed secret Santa gift list - all under $25.
Christmas in Europe
Most European regions do celebrate Christmas and they have all their own traditions and cultures. When travelling to Europe around Christmas time, don’t forget to check out some of the best Christmas markets. Pack warm clothing because it is cold and often snowy but the feeling of Christmas is in the air and it makes it oh so worth it!
Italian - Buon Natale.
In other dialects: Sicilian is Bon Natali and Ladin is Bon/Bun Nadèl
Don't forget to eat loads of Panettone!
French - Joyeux Noël
Breton - Nedeleg Laouen
Corsican - Bon Natale
Alsatian -E güeti Wïnâchte
And if you do go to France for Christmas, be sure to check out Strasbourg in the Alsace region, it is meant to be the biggest and best Christmas market in France - don't miss Colmar too. (Those are all in the Alsace region).